Storm update: DeKalb County closes Chamblee Tucker Rd, others



The following roads have been closed due to snow and icy conditions in DeKalb County:

  • Chamblee Tucker over I-85
  • Clairmont Bridge / Peachtree Industrial Blvd
  • 1050 Lennox Park Blvd
  • Peachtree Industrial Blvd Bridge at Tilly Mill Road
  • Womack Rd & Shadow Glen Court

DeKalb County administrative offices, parks and recreation facilities, libraries, senior centers and other administrative divisions are closed today.

Power outages can be reported to Georgia Power at 888-660-5890 (residential customers) and 888-655-5888 (commercial customers). Snapping Shoals EMC customers can call 770-786-3484, press option “1.”

The Georgia Department of Transportation says roads in many areas are still slick with ice. There have been 35 crashes since 4 a.m. statewide - higher than normal for a Saturday.

“The fact is they need to stay off the roads,” GDOT spokesman Scott Higley told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution this morning.

GDOT crews are applying salt and brine to the region’s state and interstate highways. Higley said conditions are worse in the northern metro area, which received more snow and ice. But isolated patches in the south and central metro area – like eastbound I-20 – also are icy.

Saturday’s weather forecast for metro Atlanta was for a high temperature of 28 degrees, with clear skies. Saturday night’s low temperature was expected to be 16 degrees.